Being Present

Anna's Newborn Picture

Photo: Julia Ozab

Yesterday, it seems, my daughter was a newborn baby.

Today, she’s seven-and-a-half. She insists on adding “a half” even though it’s a few days from being true. She’s in a hurry to grow up.

I’m not in a hurry. I want her to slow down. But she’s growing up so fast that I’m afraid that I’ll wake up tomorrow and she’ll be eighteen and headed for college.

And the more I try to hang on to each moment the faster they seem to slip past. The only thing I can do is let go. Live in each moment. Be present to her right now.

Play games.

Go to the park.

Read stories.

Build a pillow fort.

Anna in a large pillow fort

An awesome pillow fort!

Each of the moments we have together are one-of-a-kind. Each is precious. I must be present to each one.

And then let each one of them go.

Five Minute Friday


4 thoughts on “Being Present

  1. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I am right there with you in trying to be present with my child. Time flies fast enough, but add a kid into the mix, and wow, the days pass with record speed! I am so thankful for even one present moment with my boy each day.


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